Why My Blog is Changing Drastically

Plus, What I've Learned in 3+ Years of Blogging

More than three years ago, I began this amazing journey called a blog. It’s been full of ups and downs, elations and frustrations. Most of all, it’s had a positive impact on so many lives. And now it’s time to change it.

Why My Blog is Changing Drastically

I’ve only purchased one Grateful Dead album (technically a CD) in my life. It was a greatest hits album called “What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been.”

That album title aptly describes this blog.

Over the past three years, I’ve learned a ton. I’ve also influenced people in ways I never imagine. So why change it? I’ll get to that in a moment.

First, what I’ve learned…

What I’ve Learned in 3+ Years of Blogging

How to Fake Your Way to Being a Better Person

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Can you fake your way to being a better person?

In a word, yes. But how?

Authors Andy Andrews and Orson Scott Card might have the answer.

Enders Game Quote about Relentless Hypocrisy
Lesson from Ender’s Game: Relentless hypocrisy eventually becomes the truth. (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook

Change the behavior first

What is a behavior you want to change? Not a feeling or a thought, but a behavior.

Are you too impatient? Too prone to explosive anger? Too timid in the face of threat? Too quiet in meetings? Too selfish?

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WARNING: Your Brain is Less Powerful than You Thought

Bad news: Your brain is probably less powerful than you thought.

If you’re like me, you thought your brain could do just about anything. That it was infinitely powerful.

But it’s not…
That’s the bad news. But there are two gigantic silver linings to it. Stay tuned…

Andrew Andrews Quote - Seeds of Depression
“It is impossible for the seeds of depression to take root in a thankful heart.” -Andy Andrews (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook

Your brain: the single processor

If you were born prior to 1995, and my most recent reader survey suggests that 97% of you were, you remember single processor computers. The other 3% of you will have to use your imaginations for this illustration. A single processor computer is r-e-a-l-l-y slow and does not allow you to have 37 programs open at the same time. In other words, you can’t IM on Facebook while tweeting and hosting a Google Hangout, all while listening to Pandora. Any attempt to do so would most likely result in the “blue screen of death.”

Think of your brains the same way.

You Have this Superpower and Don’t Even Know it…I Sure Didn’t

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Every one of us has an amazing superpower.

But we must give something up to use it.

Superpower that all of us have
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What is a superpower?

Superpower defined: A power that lies within someone, usually unidentified, that can be used to save lives, bring hope to others and change the world.

I have a superpower but I didn’t know it until Jeff Goins pointed it out to me.

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